Hallo Y-E-S Fest 22!

On the 10th and 11th of September the Y-E-S collective invites to the second edition of the Y-E-S Fest, taking place in and around the Heizhaus of the Uferstudios in Berlin. The program includes interdisciplinary performances to be read freely as music, dance, performative acts or/and interventions in public space.

For example: workshops on the intersecting of the botanical and musical work of Hildegard von Bingen, and on creative activism in colonized vacation areas; an installation transferring the architecture of public space into sound; a rehearsal-performance on the choreography of demonstrations; as well as live music acts.

Workshop invitation 🛼

On the afternoon of September 10th and 11th, as part of the Y-E-S Fest program three free workshops will be held in the Heizhaus of Ufer Studios: Pulp Suede Blur by the Berliner B A G collective (Annegret Shalke, Maya Weinberg, Nattan Igor Dobkin), Song of Herbs by singer and herbalist Atalya Tirosh and Tour Operator by the Sardinian C.A.S.C.A.T.A collective.

The workshops are open to all, no previous knowledge required. For question and registration, write to mail@y-e-s.org by Sept. 5th.



16:00 - 22:00 ~ "field:teaser" GPS installation @ in the yard

Lucien Danzeisen and Lennart Melzer share different projects: With "FELD_", they created a site-specific composition with an open form: 347 GPS spots=soundfiles on Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin. See feld.zerkabelt.de for more infos. As "teaser", the duo plays experimental music between improvisation, concepts and compositions, using different setups, including acoustic and electronical instruments and live-coding. For Y-E-S Fest, they bring these two artistic practices together, in field:teaser, which is both a concert and a site-specific sound-installation. https://teaser.zerkabelt.de/y-e-s-2022/

Saturday 10.09.

16:00 - 17:00 ~ "Positionen" Welcome @ in Heizhaus

Welcome and release celebration of Heft #132 of Positionen magazine. Yes!

17:00 - 18:00 ~ "field:teaser part 2" Performance @ in Heizhaus

Danzeisen and Melzer will perform live as an addition to their installation "field:teaser", the concert and the sounds from the installation are complementary to each other. https://teaser.zerkabelt.de/y-e-s-2022/

18:00 - 22:00 ~ "Y-E-S All-Friends-Fun #1" Performances and Concerts @ in Heizhaus
Kaj Duncan David ~ Solo

Kaj Duncan David performs solo music from his album 'All Culture Is Dissolving'

Andreas Dzialocha ~ solo

Andreas Dzialocha performs solo music from his album 'For Always LP'

Maikon K ~ Performance

The core focus of his work is the body and its capacity to change perceptions, influenced by a shamanic perspective in which the performer unfolds himself into several different realities through specific body techniques, using song, non-verbal sound, dance, visual signs and ritualized activities. Your interests are states of consciousness, dark humor, the relation sacred-profane, sexuality, intensities, grotesque, to provoke rituals, to test sensibilities.

Marcela Lucatelli ~ "I am a golden god"

In Marcela Lucatelli's “I Am a Golden God” the artist takes us into a synth-pop journey and shakes loose the narratives of progress contained in it. By way of Lucatelli, machine and human are a sole organism and we are invited into the cracks of the technology. A wrestling match between her intensely corporeal vocalisations and the synths capacities for sonic dominance, “I Am a Golden God” shreds, exposes and tenderly caresses the legacy of modernism as Western, technocratic and contingent. In so doing, it opens the cages for the colonial ghosts of monumentalism that have held back liberatory potential for new ways of living the movement contained.

22:00 - 00:00 ~ "Pulp Suede Blur" Workshop @ in Heizhaus

In this workshop the collective of choreographers B A G invites the participants to see and experience physical space though a lens of blurriness. Within our project LANDERS we were exploring ways of shifting our perception in order to sense our everyday surrounding anew. Masking our gaze with grainy transparent filters allows us to see the world around us as an abstract image of colors and blended shapes. What happens when all edges are softened? What disappears and what sticks out? What do we hear? How do we orient ourselves? How does a blurred vision put us in motion and emotion? Which narratives arise? We will dive together into a countour-less performative space, a theatre of light, sound and movement.

Sunday 11.09.

16:00 - 18:00 ~ "Songs of Herbs" Workshop @ in the yard

A participatory workshop-performance informed by Hildegard von Bingen's (1098-1179) body of work, combining experimental vocalization techniques and principals of herbal medicine, with the aim to help anyone find their voice, for singing or for speaking their truth. No previous knowledge is required.

17:00 - 18:30 ~ "Tour Operator" Workshop @ in Heizhaus

Il collettivo antimilitarista C.A.S.C.A.T.A. will lead Tour Operator, an experimental, co-participatory workshop to discover the Mediterranean island Sardinia, 1897 kilometers of beautiful cost, 35000 acres of military zones.

Don't settle for the regular tourist package! Dive into local culture and experiment first-hand with what it really means to live in Sardinia, among immaculate beaches, rural attractions, military bases, lethal weapons and two-headed lambs and discover what hides behind the mask of this tourist paradise!

Through guided play participants will perform and experience the contradictions of life in Sardinia, discovering this maritime paradise, destination of 3 million tourists a year (500 thousand of which came from Germany in 2019).

Warning: loud sounds are used in the workshop.

19:00 - 22:00 ~ "Y-E-S All-Friends-Fun #2" Performances and Concerts @ in Heizhaus
Jessie Marino ~ "Cla$$sified"

the classified documents retrieved by the F-Bi from M-R-LG0, the private residence of FRMR PRSDNT DNLD TRMP, have been leaked!

do you want to know what's written on them?

"it's the little things that get you."

for voices, electronics, boxes, papers, video, and secrets.

Viola yip ~ "Between the lines"

solo performance for a self-made speaker cable dress and electronics

Ehsan Shayanfard ~ "May I show you"

In my recent life experiment, my early motivation and desires direct me to the verbs of to start and to do something completely lost. This process has a direct connection with my uncertain conditions. And these uncertain conditions reference the effect of political and social conditions to my life experiment. Why do I work? Does it matter if I work on this idea? What is my best doing in these circumstances?

Name Change (Stellan Veloce & Neo Hülcker)

Name Change is a band composed by Neo Hülcker and Stellan Veloce. It can also be a necessary step to repossess your own representation. Stellan Veloce plays harmonica and OP1 and Neo Hülcker Zyther and voice


Maikon K

Maikon works at the frontiers of performance, dance and theatre. At the centre of his work is the body and its ability to alter perceptions. He is interested in hybrid dramaturgies, scatological poetics, and the relationship between the sacred and the profane, the sublime and the grotesque. A Brazilian, in 2020 he moved to Berlin with the support of the Martin Roth Initiative for artists at risk. Among his works are: DNA of DAN; The Solar Anus; Cannibal Mist; Ecstasy Machine. https://maikonk.com

Jessie Marino

Jessie Marino is a composer, performer, and media artist from Long Island, New York. her work explores the repetition inside common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and uncovering nostalgic technologies. Jessie’s pieces score out sound, video, physical movements, lighting, and staging, which are then placed within organized temporal structures, fractured narratives and musical frameworks. Much of marino’s interdisciplinary compositional work eschews conventional instrumentation, with scores that ask performers to use their bodies—using precisely articulated gestures, facial expressions, and quotidian physical movements—both as an alternative and a complement to musical sounds. https://www.jessiemarino.com

Marcela Lucatelli

Marcela Lucatelli can already be hailed as one of the most innovative vocalists and composers of her generation. Born in Brazil and based in Denmark, Marcela has earned international recognition for her extremely original, sensuous and politically charged performance works. The composer is known for writing "scores for the limits of bodies and voice" (The Wire). https://www.marcelalucatelli.co

B A G collective (Annegret Schalke, Maya Weinberg, Nattan Igor Dobkin)

B A G is a collective composed of 6 choreographer-performers based in Berlin: Maya Weinberg, Roni Katz, Xenia Taniko, Annegret Schalke, Lisa Densem, Manon Parent. Their shared interests revolve around the ideas of social cohesion through sharing their practice, adaptation to multiple contexts and collecting stories. This “collecting” aspect is what gave the collective its name in 2020, B A G. Inspired by Ursula K. Le Guin's “the carrier bag theory of fiction”, they decided to see their creating as an ever-transforming, sponge-like process, rather than a fixed form that would be seen at some point as a finished object. http://bag-collective.de

Viola Yip

A native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is an experimental composer, performer, improviser, sound artist and instrument builder. She has been interested in creating new self-built instruments and sound works in the intersection of composition, performance and improvisation, exploring various relationships between materiality, space and our musical bodies in music. https://www.violayip.com

Ehsan Shayanfard

Ehsan has been graduated with a BA in Theatre, From Tehran University of Art, cinema, and theatre faculty. He has been working as a theater director since 2011. He has directed onstage theatre and also has experienced performances in unconventional spaces in Iran, Turkey and Georgia so far. In 2020, at the invitation of the Y-E-S organization, he released the score of one of his performances Warm-up (a research-based practice-performance, that deals with the movements of street protests and anti-riot police from a choreographic perspective. Product 2018). His works usually focus on power, sovereign authority structures, and its arrangements, in different ways. His recent works are involved in contemporary issues of art, society, and politics in the context of his everyday life. Currently, he is one of the Artistic Directors board of Rooberoo Mansion, which is a cultural-artistic hub for contemporary acts in Tehran. He is also the founder of idlearts, an independent group that is involved in contemporary social and artistic activities with people from different backgrounds.https://idlearts.org

Atalya Tirosh

Atalya Tirosh is a cross-genre vocal artist and creator of site-specific performances who’s practice binds together a vast array of singing techniques with herbalist practices. Uninhibited by stylistic constrictions Tirosh utilizes the voice as a tool for self-expression, weaving a web that bridges the natural world and the stage, drawing from her lifelong work with medicinal herbs to inform new ways of music making. She is a founding member of the Psychedelic Agora Collective, and offers mind-expanding and voice-releasing workshops in Europe and in Israel.

C.A.S.C.A.T.A. collective

The "Comitato anonimo segreto caccia al tesoro agreste" was born out of the Sardinian anti-militarist movement. They organize actions and events to protest against the military bases and RWM bomb factory on the sardinian territory and inform the population of the many implications conmected to military exercises. They use art performance and games as a protest tool.

Lucien Danzeisen

Lucien Danzeisen is a composer and artist. Lucien took part in ‘The Young Composers Project’ (Künstlerhaus Boswil) and completed their bachelor’s degree in composition (Josef Kost, Michel Roth, Bettina Skrzypczak) and piano (Yvonne Lang, Marc Hunziker) with a minor in harpsichord (Bettina Seeliger) at the Hochschule für Musik Luzern in the Department of Classical Music. From 2012-2014, they were based in Basel. They completed their master’s degree in composition at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Hanspeter Kyburz. They are sometimes teaching at the UdK Berlin as part of FEM*_MUSIC*_, are a member of the Insubordination Meta Orchestra in Geneva and focuses on composition and free improvisation. Lucien is involved in free projects and has given concerts themselves and/or was played in Switzerland, Germany, Finland, Poland, France, and the Czech Republic. Lucien Danzeisen’s compositions range from solo pieces over diverse constellations of Ensembles to orchestral works, featuring purely acoustical works as well as electroacustical and electronical works. http://luciendanzeisen.com/

Lennart Melzer

Lennart codes music and text live. He studied computer science in Braunschweig and music in Düsseldorf. https://rationalraum.de

About Y-E-S

Launched in September 2017, Y-E-S is an acronym with many meanings, from York East Scotland to Yea Eat Serum, a digital publisher and a collective of artists from within different fields of experimental music: Kaj Duncan David, Andreas Dzialocha, Laure M. Hiendl, Neo Hülcker and Stellan Veloce. On the platform y-e-s.org they collect and publish scores, not limited to the realm of music but including performance instructions, a recipe, code, choreography, a surprise file package, video games, film scripts, poetry, or an online tutorial.

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